Shelley L Baxter

Rookie - 70 Points (September 6th / Calgary, Canada.)

Don'T Tell Me... - Poem by Shelley L Baxter

Will I be the next one they look at
lying cold as ice, pasty-not white
by myself all alone?

Even though unpreparedness
reigns supreme through the darkness
the light may not show...

for awhile for them.
God, please don't tell me
for I really don't want to know.

Will I be the next one they mourn
heads stooped low, no eyes shown.
them feeling alone...

while my soul lingers in mid air.
My earthly face displaying an unfamiliar stare
their head on a chest grown still.

Their tear stained face buried
in a place that inhabits me no more.
God, please don't tell me

for I really don't want to know.

A cold draft sweeps over my feet
and I sit and wonder is this intuition
that whispers and writes through me?

Then I pray for it to be me
so I never have to know this pain again!
Lord let this gaunt haunting face

be ME and not a loved one I know
God! Please don't tell me...
for I really don't want to know!

And God please take me
so its not me missing them...
but Them missing Me.

Comments about Don'T Tell Me... by Shelley L Baxter

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (5/10/2008 4:13:00 PM)

    yet the icy draft of delusion
    semingly morbid by the feelings
    as inflicts upon the mind
    the vale of tunes rocked up when dismayed................disapproving by thought, but uniquely wrought by the poetics, well penned,10/10, thanks for sharing
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  • (4/9/2007 11:27:00 PM)

    Shelley...Ahhh yes...the big question....who should die first...and who should be left behind. Fact of the matter is that what will happen, will happen. Nicely written...difficult subject to delve into!
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  • Melvina Germain (3/30/2007 2:17:00 AM)

    I feel you were in a very dark place for a time Shelley, thinking of all the sadness that happened at some time in your life, be it past or present. Possibly thinking of loved one's that have already moved on or loved ones that may soon move on. I love this poem very much, I certainly can relate to this. Excellent writing my friend, keep up the good work. A big (10) from me.---Melvina--- (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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